The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Commandant-General, Ahmad Audi has reinstated officers attached to House of Representatives member, Shina Peller.
Just yesterday, NSCDC had withdrawn them, saying they were needed for urgent national assignment.
More interesting is the fact that they were withdrawn shortly after the lawmaker proposed a bill seeking to scrap the agency and merge it with the police, saying that their duties now collide with that of the police and that national resources are scarce to sustain it.
According to Audi, the letter of withdrawal from Oyo commandant was sent “without clearance” and out of line.
Addressing the matter Audi said, “The leadership of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps has dismissed as unauthorised and without recourse to the Corps constituted authority, a letter signed and sent to a Member of the House of Representatives, Hon Shina Peller, informing him of the withdrawal of officials of the NSCDC assigned to him.
“Not only did the officer in question lack the power to do such, he was also found to have acted on his whims without clearance.
“The Commandant General, Dr. Ahmed Abubakar Audi, mni, has therefore directed a reinstatement of the withdrawn officers with complement of necessary courtesies to the Honourable Member.”